Million Metres for Motor Neurone Disease
Million Metres for Motor Neurone Disease

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Jacqui Mengler, Patersons Queensland State Manager recently participated in a 150km bike ride designed to raise awareness of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and to raise funds to support people living with MND including patients, carers and family members. The ride stretched between two famous Qld icons – The Yatala Pie Shop to the Stone & Wood Brewery in Byron Bay.

Jacqui was keen to make a contribution to those living with MND and their carers. What better way than to be physical, have fun and raise awareness for MND and raise funds to find a cure at the same time. 
 
If you would like to learn more or support her Million Metres Ride for MND please visit  https://mmformnd2017.everydayhero.com/au/jacquimengler

Facts about MND 
  • MND is a progressive neurodegenerative disease.

  • There is no cure for MND.

  • MND can affect anyone at any stage of their lives.

  • There are approx. 2000 people currently affected by MND in Australia

  • Every day 2 Australians are diagnosed with MND

  • Every day 2 Australians die from MND

  • About 10% of cases run in the family, the remaining 90% of cases have no known genetic link

  • The total economic cost of MND in Australia was $2.37 billion in 2015, which equates to $1.1 million per person.